Appellate

Bressler consistently delivers both the depth and breadth of experience necessary to effectively present and advocate cases at the appellate level. We represent individuals, businesses and associations from the inception of a dispute through the appeals process. We recognize that sometimes the ultimate success of a matter depends on the outcome of an appeal.

Our trial attorneys are skilled at preserving potential appellate issues throughout the litigation process. This includes preparation of trial briefs on significant issues, consultation with trial counsel to assist in trial strategy, and assistance during trial where appropriate.

When analyzing appellate issues, our attorneys provide thorough legal analysis and practical guidance to our clients to permit measured and informed decisions. We understand the deference the appellate courts often afford to trial courts and administrative agencies. Prevailing on appeal requires not only well-reasoned briefs that are extensively researched and impeccably written, but also the identification of meritorious arguments. Our services are grounded in our strong research, writing and advocacy skills, as well as experience acquired from decades of appellate practice. Many of our attorneys started their careers with an appellate clerkship or other governmental experience.

Our Appellate team regularly argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Superior Court, Appellate Division, as well as various circuits of the United States Court of Appeals. With offices in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, we have lawyers admitted in many jurisdictions providing the ability to handle appeals on a nationwide basis.

We have served as appellate counsel in matters spanning all of the firm’s diverse practice areas, including:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Professional negligence
  • Labor and employment
  • Intellectual property and technology
  • Insurance
  • Securities and financial services
  • Product liability
  • Contracts
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Antitrust and unfair competition
  • Matrimonial and child custody
  • Tax

Our Appellate team is also frequently requested to represent parties as amicus curiae. In this capacity, we have served as a “friend of the court” on behalf of clients affected by important legal and/or policy issues. We have filed briefs with and presented oral argument on behalf of clients seeking to impact or change established precedent affecting their interests, providing crucial assistance to the courts consistent with our clients’ goals and objectives.

Our attorneys have developed a great reputation as effective appellate advocates. A list of the published appellate cases that Bressler attorneys have handled can be viewed here.